The Curious Case of Former Dallas Cowboys QB Quincy Carter


Published: July 9, 2009

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... (second round, 53rd overall).

I immediately asked my lovely wife, Jennifer, "Who on earth is Quincy Carter?!"

Jennifer responded: "Don't look at me! You know I don't like football!"

(It could be worse: Jenn could be a Detroit Lions or Philadelphia Eagles fan—or even worse—a Washington Redskins fan.)

That being said, I wondered why Jerry Jones would take a risk on a quarterback that, people told me, would've still been available in the later rounds.

Carter's first few games in the NFL looked very rough. I'll never forget his first regular-season NFL pass. It was a wobbler.

But as shaky as Carter seemed with some of his throws, he showed signs of brilliance: he was a great scrambler who had a decent arm. And I remember seeing him from about 20 feet away while covering Air Force Day at the 2002 Dallas Cowboys training camp at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Carter looked very muscular with no detectable body fat. He looked ...

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